Saturday, February 28, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

well the doctor pulled me out and smacked me in the can wiped me off took a look and said "it's a man!" ain't no figuring me baby that's a pretty sure bet better hold on tight baby 'cause i ain't a comin' yet! i'm the maddest road rattler that you ever done met i'm a gear mashin' hot rod it thing hard-on yeah, a full blown hopped up it thing hard-on it thing hard-on it thing hard-on it....thing....hard-on well if i had a brain i'd be dangerous for sure but the way it looks now there's no immediate concern there's a couple of things i guess i don't need to know i got class up the ass and i got a little dough fake eyeleashes and a carload o'go i'm a fulltilt nonstop it thing hard-on yeah, a git gone hotshot it thing hard-on it thing hard-on...

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

This little update on life could be one of many sceners life in the trenches, but to be exact it is TMS"s favorite BeerBUDDY. ( feel free to plug in any of your riding pals were needed..

tune in, turn on, burnout, read enjoy ..relate

This has been a pretty cold and snowy winter as records show. I have been rolling the daily commute to Aberdeen Bike in Chelsea (about 17 miles for the short 1 way, I like the 22mile loop if the dirt roads allow it and then back home) 5 days a week. Have had a fun commute with the Ipod---Beasties, Zepplin, Clutch, Tool, Sublime, Bob Marley, Rage, Tragically Hip and a few others have been keeping my head/brain warm. I have me steel Quiring set up with 1 gear 34/15, full fenders and NO studded tires (those things hurt). This bike is the winter beater/ summer beater. The shop moved into a new location across the street, so we have been busy getting everything dialed. I was able to get out for a weekend roll with the Simonster which was a good time, riding alone is easy but company can make the time go by faster. I have the winter riding clothing dialed and will only drive to work if the thermometer says less than -10deg outsideLuckily the snow has been consistent as I plow for some BIG$$$ in the winter to help float the summer of fun and racing. The Bells team is all locked down and we are awaiting our kits and a few other goodies, so the season is going to be a fun one. John Meyers, Erin Vicary, Joberon Beerchampski, Mike Anderson, JAJ and Q (sans bad knee) will be hitting the races hard with me in 2009. I look forward to another year of Tailwind racing, the MTB midwest triple Crown, a few 100 milers, maybe a full CX season and hanging with my cycling friends.mmmmmmmmmmm Hopslam is great after a -6deg commute home at night...--

Monday, February 23, 2009

Since many of our viewers spent the past few days either digging out, riding in , or just generally dealing with the cold white stuff, take heart, warmer days are on the way

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

on this day

28 years ago today Bon Scott drank himself into gods hands.
Bon Scott was born in Kirriemuir, Scotland on the 9th of July 1946 to Charles and Isabelle Scott. A younger brother Derek was born in 1949.[1] The Scott family immigrated to Australia in 1952 where they initially lived in the Melbourne suburb of Sunshine.[1] It was at Sunshine Primary School that he received his nickname; there was already a classmate with the name Ronald and as he had recently arrived from Bonnie Scotland he was dubbed "Bon" and the name stuck. A second brother, Graeme, was born in 1953.
In 1956, the family moved to Fremantle, Western Australia and Bon joined the associated Fremantle Scots Pipe Band, learning the drums.[1] He dropped out of school at the age of 15 and spent a short time in Fremantle Prison's assessment centre and nine months at the Riverbank Juvenile Institution relating to charges of giving a false name and address to the police, having escaped legal custody, having unlawful carnal knowledge and stealing twelve gallons of petrol.[1] He attempted to join the Australian Army but was rejected for being deemed as "socially maladjusted."[3]

Early career
After working as a postman, bartender and truck packer, Scott started his first band, The Spektors, in 1964 as drummer and occasional lead singer.[4] Two years later the Spektors merged with another local band, The Winstons, and formed The Valentines, in which Scott was co-lead singer with Vince Lovegrove. The Valentines recorded several songs written by George Young of The Easybeats including "Every Day I Have To Cry" which made the local top 5.[1] In 1970, after gaining a place on the National Top 30 with their single "Juliette", the Valentines disbanded due to artistic differences after a much-publicised drug scandal.[5]
Scott moved to Adelaide in 1970 and joined the progressive rock band Fraternity. Fraternity released the LPs Livestock and Flaming Galah before touring the U.K. in 1971, where they changed their name to "Fang". During this time they played support slots for Status Quo and Geordie, whose front man, Brian Johnson, became the lead singer of AC/DC after Scott's death.[1]
In 1973, just after returning to Australia from another tour of the UK, Fraternity went on hiatus. In this period, Scott began singing in a band named "Mount Lofty Rangers" which was formed by other ex-Fraternity members. However, after leaving a rehearsal with Mount Lofty Rangers, Scott suffered serious injuries from a motorcycle accident and subsequently left the band.[5] Fraternity however, later reformed and replaced Scott with Jimmy Barnes.

With AC/DC
Main article: AC/DC#The Bon Scott era: 1974-1980
In 1974 Scott was working as a driver and general hand in Adelaide. He then met the touring members of AC/DC, including brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. At that time, AC/DC's lead singer was Dave Evans, but soon the Young brothers decided that Evans was not a suitable frontman for the group as they felt he was more of a glam rocker like Gary Glitter.[6] Scott, who had become the band's driver, expressed an interest in becoming their drummer, but the band kept telling him they didn't need a drummer, they needed a singer.[7]
Bon Scott replaced Dave Evans as the lead singer of AC/DC in September 1974. With the Young brothers as lead and rhythm guitarists, drummer Tony Currenti (see AC/DC lineups) and George Young as a temporary bassist, AC/DC released High Voltage, their first LP in Australia in February 1975. Within a few months Currenti was replaced by Phil Rudd and Mark Evans was hired as a permanent bassist, and AC/DC began recording their second album T.N.T., which was released in Australia in December 1975. The first AC/DC album to gain international distribution was a compilation of tracks from the first two albums, also entitled High Voltage, and released in May 1976. Another studio album, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap was released in the same year, but only in Australia; the international version of the album was released in November 1976 in the U.K. and in March 1981 in the U.S., with a different tracklist [see Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (international album)].
"Night Prowler" (1979)
"Night Prowler" contains all the new elements of Highway to Hell. The song finishes with Bon Scott saying the Robin Williams' famous catch phrase, "Shazbut Nanoo Nanoo", from the TV show Mork and Mindy.[8]
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In the following years, AC/DC gained further success with their albums Let There Be Rock and Powerage. The 1978 release of Powerage marked the debut of bassist Cliff Williams (who had replaced Mark Evans), and with its harder riffs, followed the blueprint set by Let There Be Rock. The album was the last produced by Harry Vanda and George Young with Bon Scott on vocals and is claimed to be AC/DC's most underrated album.[9] Only one single was released for Powerage — "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation" — and gave AC/DC their highest chart position at the time, reaching #24. An appearance at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow during the Powerage tour was recorded and released as If You Want Blood You've Got It.[10]
The band's sixth album, Highway To Hell, was produced by Robert "Mutt" Lange and was released in 1979. It became AC/DC's first LP to break the U.S. top 100, eventually reaching #17, and it propelled AC/DC into the top ranks of hard rock acts.[11][12]

On 20 February 1980, Bon Scott, 33 at the time, passed out after a night of heavy drinking in a London club called MusicMachine (hosted at the Camden Palace, currently known as the KOKO). He was left to sleep in a car owned by an acquaintance named Alistair Kinnear, at 67 Overhill Road in East Dulwich, South London[13]. The following afternoon, Kinnear found Scott lifeless, and alerted the authorities. Scott was rushed to King's College Hospital in Camberwell, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Pulmonary aspiration of vomit was the cause of Scott's death[14], and the official cause was listed as "acute alcohol poisoning" and "death by misadventure".[15][16] Scott was cremated and his ashes were interred by his family in Fremantle, Western Australia, the area to which they had moved when he was a boy.[17]

Bon Scott's grave.

Statue of Bon Scott, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Inconsistencies in media accounts of Scott's death (incorrect spelling of Alistair Kinnear's first name, amongst others) have been cited in conspiracy theories, which suggest that Scott died of a heroin overdose, or was killed by exhaust fumes redirected into the car, or that Kinnear did not exist.[15] Additionally, Scott was asthmatic, and the temperature was below freezing on the morning of his death.[18] The coroner had no such doubts based on the medical facts.
Shortly after his death, AC/DC briefly considered quitting, but later felt that Scott would have wanted them to continue and hired Brian Johnson as the new vocalist. Angus Young stated in an interview with VH1 that Scott's mother, whom all the band members personally knew, heartily approved of the band continuing, and felt that it was the only way to properly remember her son and their bandmate. Five months after Scott's death, AC/DC recorded Back in Black as a tribute to him. Two tracks from the album, "Hells Bells" and "Back in Black" were also dedicated to his memory.
Scott's ashes were interred in Fremantle Cemetery and his grave site has become a cultural landmark; more than 28 years after Scott's death, the National Trust of Australia decreed his grave important enough to be included on the list of classified heritage places.[17][19] It is reportedly the most visited grave in Australia.[20] On 9 July 2006, the plaque was stolen from the site on what would have been his 60th birthday.[21]

Posthumous events
AC/DC released a box set named Bonfire as a tribute to Scott on 18 November 1997. It contains four albums; a remastered version of Back in Black; a "rarities" album with alternate takes, outtakes, and stray live cuts, Volts; and two live albums, Live from the Atlantic Studios and Let There Be Rock: The Movie.
Live from the Atlantic Studios was recorded on December 7, 1977 at the Atlantic Studios in New York City.
Let There Be Rock: The Movie is a double album which was recorded on December 9, 1979 at the Pavillon de Paris in Paris, and was the soundtrack of the motion picture, AC/DC: Let There Be Rock.[22]
AC/DC was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.[23] Members of Scott's family joined the band at the podium to accept the honour in his place.
In the July 2004 issue of UK magazine Classic Rock, Scott was rated as number one in a list of the "100 Greatest Frontmen," ahead of Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant.[24]
In May 2006, the town of Kirriemuir in Scotland held a service and unveiled a Caithness stone slab commemorating the singer.[25] A message was read from long time friend and fellow member of The Valentines, Vince Lovegrove in which he said:

The thing I loved most about Bon Scott was his almost unique self honesty. What you saw was what you got, he was a real person and as honest as the day is long.To my mind he was the street poet of my generations and of the generations that followed.[26]

On 24 February 2008, a bronze statue of Bon Scott was unveiled in Perth, Western Australia.[27] The statue which portays Scott atop a Marshall amplifier was installed at Fremantle fishing boat harbour in October 2008.[28]
On 4 December 2008, reported that a Bon Scott movie was in the works.[29] AC/DC representatives confirmed this report via their record company's band website. [30]
Thanks WIKI

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Back in the day those bmx'ers had a class called sidehacks, picture this.. imagine bringing this to the modern time and promoting crit racing on sidehacks..
ERIE street would never be the same.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

lookin ahead

An editorial moment

Hey sceners Carl Weathers here, or more rightfully known as Apollo CREED, the count of Monty FISTO, Master of disaster etc. being its my peoples month, I was called upon to make a little noise to those who have been noise less in the past month or so. I understand the times sceners are having here in this beautiful state, jobs are being cut, blogs are closing out, the sport teams all but smell like T's jock, roads are bad, houses are going back to the bank, TDL got sacked, and well, the weather has been down right uptight. Dam maybe you all should be depressed, Its got me down and i don't have any roots here.

Well lets not get too choked up. I'm gonna speak on behalf of Tms, I think people are just too dam uptight to see the big picture, set aside the facts, set aside the authors of this here blog have gotten a tad sidetracked with all things that are not directly involved in the sole purpose of why it was conceived in the first place. Heck the authors never stated to be writers, or have any vocabulary skills anyways. keeping things different is the spice of life so they say.

The 09 season is still in the infant stages but not without a glimpse of good things to come, New battles' old wars, and soon to be forgotten stages, but the same end result of hard fought memory's. lay ahead It really does not matter where you place your hard earned dollars or how often they leave your mits . Just keep em rolling.

With the loss of of other sceneres heading for greener pastures, or closing there blog status, and jumping ship to other grippers. Its no wonder the excitement has leveled ,the devil will find work for idle hands, but as you can tell the TMS is still here the format may have changed , and will continue to change, which direction it will go and where we will end up is all a mystery even to TMS . If your not offended and can muddle through the lame writing habits of the TMS authors you just may be entertained or sickened...

remember folks The TMS doesn't happen without you.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Monday, February 09, 2009

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

extra extra read all about it.

HEY HEY HEY bitches and Michsceners, Ya'll got what ya wanted a new state road race and a good one to boot, all da way up in YOOPER land. lets hope my bro Obama can keep the the gas prices under control so me and my posse' can make the trip. read below cuz this is from my friends and yours at the mbra, YEA i stole it! so if ya wanna make somethin of it come look me up.


The Michigan Bicycle Racing Association ( and the promoters of the Super Bike Fest ( are pleased to announce that the Superior Bike Fest Road Race event has been awarded the Michigan State Road Race Championship for 2009 and 2010. This years event will take place on Saturday, June 27th, and will be held in conjunction with a Friday night Criterium in downtown Marquette, a Sunday Circuit Race at the de-commissioned K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base, as well as mountain bike races at Marquette Mountain Ski Resort.
The course to be used for the State Championship Road Race features challenging climbs as it travels through the scenic back roads of Marquette County. Racers will compete over distances from 35 to 100+ miles.
"While the MBRA received several outstanding submissions from other events, the Superior Bike Fest team put together an exceptional application", said Joe Lekovish, Director of the Michigan Bicycle Racing Association. "Bicycle racing continues to experience record growth in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, as both a participant and spectator sport, and the Superior Bike Fest event is one that is truly worthy to host the State Road Race Championships.”
Superior Bike Fest promoters Jim Grundstom and Donn Wolf lead a team of sponsors and volunteers who are committed to making the 2009 edition the best in the events five year history. "We're very excited about this,” says Grundstom. “We've moved up in the credibility pecking order in the cycling world."
Additionally, this will be the first time a bicycle racing state championship has been held in Michigan’s Upper Penninsula. "We think riders will appreciate traveling to Marquette and enjoy the community," says Wolf. "We anticipate seeing more organized teams with strong riders competing, all wanting to claim a state championship trophy.”
Mark your calendars and start making plans now! Be sure to check out the promoter’s website regularly for updates on the race events, lodging and information about the host community. Also visit the Michigan Bicycle Racing Association website at for information on bicycle road racing in the state of Michigan!